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Corpus Christi Rideshare Accident Attorneys

Fighting for Victims of Rideshare Accidents in Corpus Christi, TX

In the past two decades, rideshare transportation has been one of the leading technological advancements that has transformed our society. As a cost-effective and convenient way of traveling from point A to point B without a personal vehicle, many individuals in the United States regularly use apps like Uber and Lyft. However, this increase in rideshare usability also means that more vehicles are present on the road, and more vehicles generally mean more accidents.

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Without an attorney who is familiar with cases involving Uber or Lyft, your rights and compensation are at risk. The defense will try to discredit your claim and downplay the severity of your injuries. When you are pursuing legal action against another party or parties, contact Hilliard Law. We take pride in providing responsive and knowledgeable legal guidance to our clients in these and other complex personal injury matters.

Whether you were in the rideshare vehicle at the time of the accident or were hit by a rideshare vehicle, you have the right to hold the negligent party or parties responsible for your injuries and property damage. Our Corpus Christi rideshare accident lawyers have many years of experience protecting and fighting for our clients. We understand your legal, medical, and financial challenges and will use our resources and knowledge to provide you with results-oriented legal representation for your claim. 

If our firm takes your case, you will owe us nothing unless we win, so schedule your free initial consultation today.

Speak with one of our team members to learn more about your legal options today by calling (866) 927-3420  or contacting us online

Who Is Liable for a Rideshare Accident in Corpus Christi, TX?

Determining liability in a rideshare accident can be complex. It is also possible for more than two parties to be involved in an accident, which could lead to confusing liability claims.

If you are in a rideshare accident, you may be able to hold the following parties liable for your losses:

  • The rideshare driver. If a rideshare driver’s negligence causes an accident and they were not actively transporting a passenger or picking up one when the collision occurred, they may be liable for the resulting damages.
  • The rideshare company. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft generally carry $1 million third-party liability insurance policies that cover personal injuries and property damage when their drivers are at fault for an accident. However, this coverage usually only triggers when the rideshare app is actively transporting a passenger or is en route to pick up a passenger at the time of the accident. In cases where the driver is not logged into the app or has not accepted a ride, the driver's personal insurance may be responsible. Moreover, if another driver is at fault for the accident, that driver's insurance should cover the damages.
  • Passengers. Under certain circumstances, passengers may potentially share part of the responsibility for an accident. For instance, if a passenger aggressively distracts the driver and causes a collision, they could be held liable. 
  • Drivers of other involved vehicles. Ubers and Lyfts are susceptible to the actions of other drivers just like any other vehicle on the road. If another driver’s negligence causes an accident while you are riding in a rideshare vehicle, the negligent driver is liable for the injuries they cause. 

When you suffer injuries in an accident with a rideshare vehicle, you may not be in a state to collect evidence or determine who is responsible. After an accident, you will need someone to represent you and act on your behalf during legal proceedings and medical recovery. Speak with our knowledgeable Corpus Christi rideshare accident attorneys who understand the complexities of Texas rideshare liability.

Common Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents in Corpus Christi, TX

Once you have determined who the potentially liable parties may be, you will need to prove that the accident was caused by their negligence. You will not be able to collect compensation without proving negligence. Our team at Hilliard Law understands what evidence is needed to demonstrate liability and can help you build a strong claim.

There are various ways that a driver’s actions can cause a rideshare accident, including:

  • Drugs and alcohol. When a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher or they have indicators of heavy drug usage, they can be held liable for any accident they cause. Additionally, if your rideshare driver has any alcohol in their system at the time of the accident, you may be able to hold them liable regardless of their BAC level.
  • Distracted driving. Distracted driving is extremely dangerous and a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. You have the right to hold those not paying attention to the road accountable for your injuries. If your rideshare driver (or another driver that causes an accident) was texting or using their phone at the time of a collision, you likely have a strong case.
  • Fatigue. Rideshare drivers may be on the road for long hours and may experience fatigue or brain fog while driving. If their exhaustion causes them to dose off and cause an accident, they may be held responsible for any harm resulting from their carelessness.
  • Ignoring traffic laws. Those on the road have a responsibility to abide by the law and provide a certain level of duty of care to those around them. Speeding, running red lights, and not signaling before turning or changing lanes are all examples of illegal actions that may result in an accident.

Thoroughly investigating your claim, gathering influential evidence, reviewing legal documents for issues, and communicating with your insurance are a few of the many benefits you can receive from partnering with our experienced lawyers. 

Call (866) 927-3420 or contact us online  today.

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    Distracted Driving Accident

    Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney in a case involving a woman who was injured in a two-vehicle accident. The driver of the second car, an employee of Coca-Cola, was talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident.

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    Rear-End Accident

    Hilliard Law recovered $7.5M for a client who sustained significant injuries after being rear-ended by a commercial truck.

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    Truck Accident

    Hilliard Law attorneys achieved a $6M settlement for a man who sustained serious injuries after being struck by an 18-wheeler.

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    Catastrophic Injury

    In 2019, Hilliard Law attorneys won a $1.375M jury for a man who sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident. This was a 2019 Top 100 Verdict.

How Rideshare Accidents Differ from Typical Car Accidents in Corpus Christi, TX

While rideshare accidents are still considered motor vehicle accidents, they generally require extensive amounts of evidence and involve more than two individuals. Due to the complexity of a rideshare accident, your lawyers will play a significant factor in recovering compensation for your losses. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have large legal teams who may try to pay you significantly less than what you deserve.

When you partner with our Corpus Christi rideshare accident lawyers, we can help you recover compensation for any damages you incurred from the collision, including:

  • Pain, suffering, and emotional harm
  • Hospitalization fees
  • Cost of emergency medical transportation
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation bills
  • Prescription medication bills
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost income or wages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death damages
  • Physical impairment and disfigurement
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